Top Things To Do in Liverpool This Summer
Food and Drink – Duke Street Food and Drink Market
Opening on June 13th in a converted warehouse, Duke Street Food & Drink Market is the North West’s hottest ‘new generation’ social eating and drinking destination, offering the buzz and diversity of a food hall with the comfort and sophistication of a restaurant. With six independent traders on the ground floor, there’s food to please every palate – from Ginger’s Asian bowl food to Finca’s Cuban offering.
The mezzanine will be the new permanent home of BBC Two’s ‘My Million Pound Menu’ winners, Pilgrim – a 50-seat restaurant with an open kitchen and a centrepiece live-fire grill serving up a diverse menu of Spanish and Iberian flavours.
Three unique bars will serve a diverse selection of unique cocktails, craft beers, coffee and wines including a rage of natural and organic. An in house florist will complete the picture making this an amazing experience.
Keep your eyes peeled for workshops in baking, yoga and floristry as well as other special events coming up over the next few months.
Duke Street Market opens on Thursday 13th June.
Art and Design – Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style
This exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery showcases the work of Art Nouveau genius Charles Rennie Mackintosh, alongside the work of his close friends and contemporaries. Featuring more than 250 objects, ranging from furniture and embroidery to stained glass, metalwork and architectural drawings, the exhibition explores the distinctive movement known as The Glasgow Style – the only Art Nouveau movement in the UK.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making The Glasgow Style will be exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery until 26th August 2019.
Music – Cream Classical in The Park
This July, head to Sefton Park for an open-air, orchestral dance extravaganza. Welcoming thousands of fans, Cream Classical In The Park has morphed into a famous project, headed up by 20 iconic DJs including Faithless, Paul Oakenfold and Roger Sanchez. With two stages and the remarkable Kaleidoscope Orchestra, classic tracks from Cream’s rich 25 year history will be dramatically re-imagined at the biggest Cream Classical show to date.
Cream Classical in The Park will take place at Sefton Park on 19th July 2019.
From the indie eclecticism of Bold Street to the contemporary gloss of retail hub, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool is one of the finest shopping destinations in the country.
For vintage gems, head to Pop Boutique in the centre of the Ropewalks district and rifle through a treasure trove of vintage, quirky accessories and garments.
For music buffs, no trip to Liverpool would be complete without a visit to Probe Records. Founded in 1971 and specialising in new and reissue vinyl, Probe is woven into the very fabric of Liverpool’s world-famous music scene.
Venture to Church Street and you’ll find Lush Liverpool – the largest Lush store on the planet, which opened earlier this year. With space to fill over 9 million bath bombs, you can explore three floors and 1,380 square meters of smells, sounds and innovations straight from the Lush Labs. From bath-time essentials to hair and spa treatments, you could quite easily while away an afternoon in Lush alone – you can even grab a pick me up at the store’s very own tea and coffee bar.
Stay – Hope Street Hotel
Voted one of the World’s 50 Coolest Hotels by Conde Nast Traveller in its opening year, Hope Street Hotel is situated in the heart of the stylish Georgian, Knowledge and Cultural neighbourhood, with two Cathedrals, three theatres, the Victoria Gallery and Museum and the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall all within close vicinity. Offering a sophisticated, chic style with original Victorian pitch pine beams, brick walls and iron pillars, this boutique 4* hotel receives consistently excellent reviews for its friendly service, central location and relaxing atmosphere.
Culture – Double Fantasy, Museum of Liverpool
In a world first, the Museum of Liverpool is hosting this one of a kind free exhibition telling John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s story in their own words. Double Fantasy – John & Yoko celebrates the meeting of two of the world’s most ingenious artists who used their world fame and influence to campaign for peace and human rights across the world, influencing the landscapes of art, music and activism forever.
Double Fantasy – John & Yoko will be exhibited at the Museum of Liverpool until 3rd November 2019.